Electrical and Computer Engineering (Minor)

Electrical and Computer Engineering (Minor)

ECE Laboratory

What is electrical and computer engineering?

The minor in electrical and computer engineering will introduce you to the fundamentals of electronics technology and mergingelectronics systems with software. You’ll study electrical circuits and how to control them with software. You’ll study the fundamental concepts of the design, development, testing and modeling of a wide range of electrical systems. By combining skills and technological expertise learned in this minor with majors in the sciences, education, engineering or computer fields, you can leave this program prepared to succeed in graduate studies or a variety of career fields.

Why study electrical and computer engineering at UNH?

In the electrical and computer engineering program, you’ll work in a hands-on laboratory environment that reinforces traditional classroom learning while providing the real-world skills valued by employers. You can participate on competitive teams at national competitions and gain hands-on experience at the UNH Inter Operability Lab, where you’ll work alongside top tech companies to test their networking equipment before it hits the market. The computer and electrical engineering program at UNH has a high placement rate because of its great reputation among industry employers.

Potential career areas

  • Advanced manufacturing
  • Aerospace
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Biomedical engineering
  • Computer systems
  • Education and research
  • Patent law
  • Semiconductors and IC design
  • Telecommunications

Contact

Electrical and Computer Engineering
33 Academic Way
Kingsbury Hall Room W201
University of New Hampshire
Durham, NH  03824

Phone (603) 862-1357
Email: ece.dept@unh.edu

Curriculum & Requirements

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering encourages highly motivated students to consider a minor in Electrical and Computer Engineering. A university-wide GPA of at least 2.8 is required in all but the most compelling of cases, along with an appropriate reason for desiring the minor. Interested students should complete the provided application form and submit it to the ECE Undergraduate Curriculum Committee (Kingsbury W201) during his/her sophomore or, at the latest, junior year. After it is approved, the student will need to fill out an “Intent to Minor” form, available from the Associate Dean’s office (Kingsbury W283) in order to make entry into the minor program official. It is also the student’s responsibility to submit a “Minor Certification of Completion” form after all the minor courses have been taken, but before graduation. The ECE Minor Application Form can be downloaded here or obtained in the ECE office.

For additional information please contact the ECE Department. Our ECE Minor Faculty Advisor will be glad to answer any of your questions and help you select courses that best fit your career goals.

Requirements for the ECE Minor: 

1.  You must take a minimum of five ECE courses (at least 18 credits), each with a grade of C- or better.

ECE 541Electric Circuits (or ECE 537 with grade of A/A-)4
ECE 548Electronic Design I4
ECE 543Introduction to Digital Systems4
Two additional approved ECE courses.

2.  You must achieve at least an overall 2.0 average in all courses taken for the minor. 

3.  Courses taken credit/fail may not be used for the minor. 

4.  No more than eight credits of courses that the student’s major specifies by number may be applied to the ECE minor. 

5.  No more than two courses completed prior to acceptance into the ECE minor may be counted toward the minor.

Explore Program Details

Interested students should complete the provided application form and submit it to the ECE Undergraduate Curriculum Committee (Kingsbury W201) during his/her sophomore or, at the latest, junior year.  After it is approved, the student will need to fill out an Intent to Minor form, available from the Associate Dean’s office (Kingsbury W283) in order to make entry into the minor program official.  It is also the student’s responsibility to submit a “Minor Certification of Completion” form after all the minor courses have been taken, but before graduation.

ECE Application Form

CEPS Intent to Minor Form

Certification of Completion of Minor form

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